Department of Accounting & Business Law


See how Department of Accounting aims to contribute to the business community & society at large.
Accounting Impact

At the Department of Accounting and Business Law, we believe that it is our right and responsibility to leave a positive mark not only on academic life but also on the society at large. To accomplish this goal, the researchers at our department engage actively in societal discussions. 

David Derichs awarded for promoting entrepreneurship

Suomen Liikemiesyhdistys has awarded Senior Lecturer David Derichs for promoting entrepreneurship by creating new innovative ways of teaching. Derichs has been developing a teaching methodology involving virtual reality for economics students. With the help of such new methods, it has been possible for students to get involved in real business life challenges through various case exercises.

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Assistant professor David Derichs
Seppo Ikäheimo by Heidi Kouvo

Seppo Ikäheimo appointed to the Management Committee of European Accounting Association

Professor Ikäheimo was appointed to the Management Committee of European Accounting Association (EAA) in May 2021, and he step down from Education Committee of European Accounting Association, where he was one of four founding members since November 2019. The EAA is an academic association that supports high-quality accounting research, teaching and knowledge exchange with practice by providing a platform that enables accounting academics to develop themselves and benefit society through their activities.

Viherkentällä | Aalto Blogs

In his blog, Timo Viherkenttä talks about current issues in taxation, pension finance, public finance and investment markets.

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Timo Viherkentta
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Russia sanctions caused difficulties for one in ten European companies

The economic sanctions in force between 2014 and 2017 were most detrimental to Russian companies, but companies also suffered in countries that have high levels of Russian investment or strong commercial ties with Russia.
Kuvassa näkyy Timo Viherkenttä. Kuvan otti Roope Kiviranta Aalto-yliopistosta.
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Timo Viherkenttä appointed as Professor of Practice in Business Law

Timo Viherkenttä, Doctor of Laws and CEO of the State Pension Fund of Finland, has been appointed Professor of Practice at the School of Business’s Department of Accounting as of 1 January 2020.
Kuvassa näkyy professori Lasse Niemi. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto.
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Professor Lasse Niemi appointed General Secretary of EARNet

The primary objective of the network is to promote European Auditing Research.
The picture shows Professor Ray Ball giving a keynote speech at the seminar organized at the School of Business.
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Everyone benefits from corporate financial reporting

Artificial intelligence, balancing between global and local issues, and increased stress upon social and environmental issues bring challenges for future accountants.
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